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's tax season and while many of us may have to pay up this year, the social media site, facebook, is reportedly getting a ton of cash back from the government. peter doocy live with the details now. peter? >> doug, folks all around the world use facebook for free. but that company still manages to make a lot of money, about $1.1 billion in profit just last year, just here in the united states. they didn't pay any federal income tax or state income tax in 2012. in fact, they'll get a refund of $429 million because of one tax deduction. for executive stock options. >> employees cashed in the stock options and at that point, there was a tax deduction for the company. because even though it didn't cost facebook a nickel, the government treats as wages and they get a deduction for it. >> just this week, president obama said congress should get rid of tax breaks like this one. >> save hundreds of billions of dollars by getting rid of tax loopholes and deductions for the well off and the well connected. >> president obama has benefited tremendously from his popularity on social media an
this week. thank you for joining us. remember, you can weigh in on all the topics we discussed on twitter. be sure to sound off. remember, while you work hard, pay your taxes, struggle to put food on the table. lawmakers in dc are cash not guilty and that's got to stop of the i'll see you on "the five" week days at 5:00 p.m. eastern. have a great day, everybody. >>> a bad weekend for facebook. the popular social media site gets hacked just shortly after word breaks that they paid no income taxes last year and we'll get a hefty refund. find out how much money the company is getting back. >>> a major clean-up in russia after a meteor blew out thousands of windows and injured 1200 people. could more fire balls be coming our way? we'll ask bill nye, the science guy. and count down to cuts. heated hearings on the hill this week on the impact of the looming mandatory defense cuts. we'll hear from both sides of the aisle will whether there is time to stop sequestration. i'm doug mckelway, america's news headquarters live from the nation's capitol starts right now. >>> it's tax season and while m
as you can see flipped over. it rolled several times, firefighters had to use the jaws of life to rescue the driver. >> i heard a screech and like a boom and we came running over to make sure everything was all right. there was a guy pulling people out of the car. >> investigators believe the driver was going to fast for the conditions. the kids taken to three hospitals and some had significant injuries. >> last night's streak of light, that flashed in the sky over the bay area was not connected to a couple of earlier events. >> see that? >> what was that? >> that's the surprise reaction from a person on southbound 280 just before eight last night. they posted this dash cam video on youtube. the light is right there. others describe it as a flare. something very breathtaking and scary at the same time. >> and i was sitting on the chair in the backyard and i was looking in the sky and i seen like a blue -- a blue streak from the sky coming down. i thought it was a firework. >> some say they believe that the fire ball came from a passing meteor. >>> the russian government is sizing
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," and last week's "time" magazine cover carried the same title, and, of course, the administration's use of drones for targeting terrorists to con cronet our war on terrorism has come to be a central issue in the confirmation hearing of the proposed cia directer, the nominee, john brennan. however, privacy issues and military applications of uas beyond the scope of this hearing. i use the term "unmanned aircraft systems" or usa instead of uas or drones because it is a more complete term. uas are complex systems made up of not just aircraft, but as well as supporting ground, air, and communications infrastructure. uas comes in a variety of shapes and sizes and carries out a wide range of missions. aviation has come a long way in a relatively short period of time thanks to american innovation and i think newty. the list of pioneers in aviation and aerospace is very long. you may not know the details of the achievement, but i'm shore you know names like cesna, james mcdonald and donald douglas, howard hughes, william boeing, charles limbburg, kelly johnson just to name a few. the next steps
. howard, will you dot honors? [applause] >> u.s. senator, vice president of the united states, nobel peace prize recipient, as cor winner, best selling author, any one of these superlatives alone would be enough to suggest that our next speaker is a force with which to be reckoned, but when combined into one individual, it is evident that al gore is a force of nature. he is always been on the leading edge of promoting the internet as a tool for greater communication, of climate change as one of the greatest perils of our time, and in his latest book, "the future," of the key medical technological, and philosophical drivers checking our world. ever the big picture thinker, al gore explores how we may harness these epic change agents for the good. although his public professionalized had it not been without controversy, his record of accomplishments speak to the life lived on the precipice of passion, purpose, and possibility. on behalf of the savannah book festival, it is by great honor to introduce to all of you al gore. [applause] [cheers and applause] >> thank you very much, thank you. t
district with seniors and anglos and latinos all of us together. and what i'm excited to do is learn about the deepest fabric of that district and try and >> the number one priority i have is to help people feel that sense of economic security by creating jobs and creating a climate where jobs c flourish. so ensuring that high wage, high tech jobs come to our district, that they stay in our district and that we have an educated work force that is ready to take advantage of those jobs that we have tomorrow. >> i come from a large family that is very supportive. i was very fortunate growing up in a large family where all of us, because my mother and father understood the value of education. somewhat nontraditional that all of us have advanced degrees, we were able to go to college i'm a public school product, i'm very proud of that. i was always taught that it was never about me but it was about making a difference. >> and she's tried to make a difference by working in government, in the private sector and in academia as a senior vice president at ohio state university. >> i've had opportuni
was half the size of a football field. it passed, we can happily report, without incident. here to tell us about both events is astrophysicist and author neil degrasse tyson, director of the hayden planetarium in new york city. let's start with what happened in russia. how unusual was that in terms of size and impact? >> well, we couldn't know precisely how common that would be. all we can do is sort of look back at other sort of reported such events. for example, there was an air blast that happened in the airspace over india and pakistan back in 1990s. which happened to occur while they were in intense conversations about their nuclear buildup of arm ament. and so such a blast mimics greatly what would happened with the nuclear blast. it is an instant deposit of energy in the atmosphere. and so forth nationally we were able to tell them, we, i mean people, my scientific brethren who study this, were able to tell them no, that was not somebody's first strike it was actually a cosmic event. so that was in the 1990s. and if this had happened over the pas civic, nobody would have noticed. >>
crises they've dealt with in the past. even officials at the centers for disease control have used zombies to grab the public's attention. zombies have no respect for romance. there were false zombie alerts? week at a handful of tv stations in places like michigan and montana. >> the bodies of the dead are rising from their graves and attacking the living. >> reporter: hackers managed to temporarily take control of the station's emergency broadcast systems. just as they used to do with far simpler traffic signs. the zombie debate in canada's house had members laughing. but wait. zombie apocalypse training has been canceled. the new scenario will simulate flooding. flooding? yep. all the joshing about zombies had quebec's government worried the training exercise would lose its serious focus. >> under the leadership of this prime minister, canada will never become a safe haven for zombies ever! >> hear, hear! >> reporter: anyway, canada has nothing to fear. as one guy posted on gawker, zombies are allergic to maple syrup. jeanne moos -- >> to a zombie apocalypse! >> canada will never
congress gathers to hear the president, used to be known as "the people's house." but money power owns the lease now and runs the joint from hidden back rooms. you're looking at the most expensive congress money can buy. the house races last fall cost over $1 billion. it took more than $700 million to elect just a third of the senate. the two presidential candidates raised more than a billion a piece. the website politico added it all up to find that the total number of dollars spent on the 2012 election exceeded the number of people on this planet -- some seven billion. most of it didn't come from the average joe and jane. 60% of all super pac donations came from just 159 people. and the top 32 super pac donors gave an average of $9.9 million dollars. think how many teachers that much money could hire. we'll never actually know where all of the money comes from. one-third of the billion dollars from outside groups was "dark money," secret funds anonymously funneled through fictional "social welfare" organizations. those are front groups, created to launder the money inside the deep po
room, follow us on twitter. as we stay, tweet m me @katebaldwin. >> i'm @jimacostacnn. >> that's it for us. "erin burnett outfront" starts right now. >>> "outfront" next, one day after the carnival "triumph" reaches dry land we're learning more about the fire that stranded more than 4,000 people at sea for five days. what caused it? could it have been prevented? >>> plus, a congressman caught tweeting to a 24-year-old bikini model during the state of the union address. who is she? we have the congressman's confession. >>> 1,000 people injured when a meteor entered the earth's atmosphere. absolutely shocking story and we have the video tonight. let's go "outfront." good friday evening. i'm erin burnett "outfront" investigating the cruise ship nightmare. what caused the crippling fire that left more than 4,200 people stranded at sea for five days and could it have been prevented? carnival "triumph" was towed to a ship yard in mobile, alabama. i looked at that ship as it was starting to be towed to that final dock. all of the passengers were unloaded earlier in the morning. now in
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